Biography and History

Born in 1835, George B. Bacon served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during the American Civil War. He died in 1890.

Source: From the finding aid for C0383

  • George B. Bacon Civil War Correspondence. 1855-1936 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0383

    George B. Bacon served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during the American Civil War. Serving in several blockading squadrons, Bacon was involved in notable battles and engagements, including the capture of New Orleans and the Battle of Morris Island, S.C. The collection consists primarily of detailed letters Bacon wrote to his wife during the war along with some official wartime correspondence, and biographical materials about Bacon.